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$400m assets sale needed to save Christchurch

$400m assets sale needed to save Christchurch

Friday, 1 August 2014 10:04 a.m. by MediaOneNews

The mayor of Christchurch has confirmed that $400 million of the city's assets will need to be sold to make ends meet.

Christchurch City Councils $900m black hole

Christchurch City Council's $900m black hole

Friday, 1 August 2014 9:35 a.m. by MediaHerald

Christchurch City Council has revealed today that it faces a funding black hole of up to $900 million to help rebuild the earthquake-wrecked city, and is set to start public consultation on "at least a partial" sale of its assets.

Central City – from Monday 4th August

Central City – from Monday 4th August

Friday, 1 August 2014 8:55 a.m. by Transport4chch

Antigua Street one way northbound only between Moorhouse Ave and Halkett Street. Armagh Street westbound only between Barbadoes Street and Madras Street. Madras Street down to one lane from St Asaph to Lichfield Street. Peterborough Street between Madras Street and Manchester Street closed. …

CBD – Available Routes Map 1st August – 8th August

CBD – Available Routes Map 1st August – 8th August

Friday, 1 August 2014 8:40 a.m. by Transport4chch

For available routes around the Central City please find below the CBD network map. This is updated weekly. Please click here to download the network map -Available Routes Map    

Christchurch may have to sell assets - Mayor

Christchurch may have to sell assets - Mayor

Friday, 1 August 2014 8:38 a.m. by Media3News

Christchurch City Council is considering a $400 million sell-off of its capital assets as it deals with crushing financial losses.

Christchurch council makes Lyttelton Port buyout bid

Christchurch council makes Lyttelton Port buyout bid

Friday, 1 August 2014 8:38 a.m. by Media3News

CCC has announced a plan to takeover Lyttelton Port just hours after revealing a massive funding shortfall.

Report due into funding Christchurch rebuild

Report due into funding Christchurch rebuild

Friday, 1 August 2014 5:24 a.m. by MediaOneNews

The cash-strapped Christchurch City Council will reveal a report today that details how it can make ends meet.

Up to 3000 EQC claims to wait until next year

Up to 3000 EQC claims to wait until next year

Friday, 1 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A few thousand building claims will not be settled until next year, but complex land claims remain the biggest test for the Earthquake Commission (EQC), chief executive Ian Simpson says.

CTV News   Thursday 31 July

CTV News Thursday 31 July

Thursday, 31 July 2014 7:39 p.m. by MediaCTV

Christchurch Building Consents.. sigh..

Christchurch Building Consents.. sigh..

Thursday, 31 July 2014 6:15 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

So…. whats new in High Street.   

EQC confirms repairs into 2015

EQC confirms repairs into 2015

Thursday, 31 July 2014 4:38 p.m. by FletcherEQR

Council approves cycleways projects

Council approves cycleways projects

Thursday, 31 July 2014 4:14 p.m. by GovtCCC

The Council has given the go-ahead for final design and construction to begin on sections of the Major Cycleways routes.

Council approves cycleways projects

Council approves cycleways projects

Thursday, 31 July 2014 4:13 p.m. by Transport4chch

The Christchurch City Council has given the go-ahead for final design and construction to begin on sections of the Major Cycleways routes. Elected members today approved three projects that will improve safety and go on to form part of the …

Extension for red zone property owners in the Port Hills

Extension for red zone property owners in the Port Hills

Thursday, 31 July 2014 3:14 p.m. by GovtCera Recommended Popular

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority Chief Executive Roger Sutton has announced an extension of almost six months for the owners of eligible Residential Red Zone properties in the Port Hills to consider a Crown offer to purchase their properties.

Public say planned for Ngā Puna Wai Sports Hub

Public say planned for Ngā Puna Wai Sports Hub

Thursday, 31 July 2014 3:10 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Residents will soon have a say on plans for a sports hub at the Ngā Puna Wai Reserve in southwest Christchurch.

Flood-prone may get cash to lift homes

Flood-prone may get cash to lift homes

Thursday, 31 July 2014 12:10 p.m. by MediaStuff

The city council is considering giving flood-prone property owners up to $20,000 towards the cost of raising their homes as an interim measure to protect them from flooding.

Dr Alistair Humphrey speaks to Chris Lynch

Dr Alistair Humphrey speaks to Chris Lynch

Thursday, 31 July 2014 11:49 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Canterbury Medical Officer of Health Dr Alistair Humphrey speaks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about issues affecting Cantabrians.

City-building after Disaster in Christchurch

City-building after Disaster in Christchurch

Thursday, 31 July 2014 11:31 a.m. by PRNews Popular

House builders warned of shoddy work

House builders warned of shoddy work

Thursday, 31 July 2014 10:55 a.m. by MediaThePress

House builders have been warned against risking shoddy workmanship as Canterbury becomes the construction capital of New Zealand.

Red-zone aim was not land clearance

Red-zone aim 'was not land clearance'

Thursday, 31 July 2014 10:38 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch's red-zone offers were designed to "allow people to take control of their own lives", not force them off their land, a court has heard.

EQC settles 85 per cent of Canterbury building claims

EQC settles 85 per cent of Canterbury building claims

Thursday, 31 July 2014 10:16 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Expo aims to boost Christchurch rebuild

Expo aims to boost Christchurch rebuild

Thursday, 31 July 2014 9:57 a.m. by Media3News

The Canterbury rebuild will be the focus of attention at today's DesignEX event in Christchurch.

Triple celebration for Lyttelton Tunnel

Triple celebration for Lyttelton Tunnel

Thursday, 31 July 2014 9:52 a.m. by Transport4chch

Lyttelton Tunnel will next month celebrate its 50th birthday, the opening of the new tunnel control building and national recognition for its engineering heritage with a community event that will include the rare opportunity to walk through the tunnel. The …

$6.8b paid out to Canterbury quake claims

$6.8b paid out to Canterbury quake claims

Thursday, 31 July 2014 9:47 a.m. by MediaHerald

Eighty-five percent of Canterbury claims have been settled by the Earthquake Commission, which has paid out $6.8 billion in settlements.Claims on 143,900 properties had been resolved, EQC chief executive Ian Simpson said."Of the...

Lakes End homestead back on solid ground

Lakes End homestead back on solid ground

Thursday, 31 July 2014 7:31 a.m. by Media3News

A 105-year-old homestead has found a new home after being moved from Christchurch's red zone.

I like your form

I like your form

Thursday, 31 July 2014 6:03 a.m. by GapFiller

Lonnie Hutchinson’s temporary artwork I Like Your Form was unveiled at The Commons on 29 July 2014, with a wonderful early morning opening. Ngai Tahu elders offered a karanga and karakia to launch the project and we were spoilt with delicious kai made by Jess Halliday’s Mum and Auntie at Shop Eight in New Regent […]

Wards go up at new campus

Wards go up at new campus

Thursday, 31 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The first structure of the multi-million dollar Burwood Health Campus redevelopment has appeared on site.

Wards go up at new Burwood campus

Wards go up at new Burwood campus

Thursday, 31 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The first structure of the multi-million dollar Burwood Health Campus redevelopment has appeared on site.

Hazardous waste removed by truckload

Hazardous waste removed by truckload

Thursday, 31 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Five kilograms of hypodermic needles, 39kg of medical waste, 4527 spray cans and 257,970kg of paint are among the hazardous household materials cleared from Christchurch's residential red zone.

Vox Pops

Vox Pops

Thursday, 31 July 2014 12:39 a.m. by MediaCTV

Blueprint 2 years on

Blueprint 2 years on

Thursday, 31 July 2014 12:39 a.m. by MediaCTV

Red Zone Land

Red Zone Land

Thursday, 31 July 2014 12:39 a.m. by MediaCTV

Keeping Chch Moving 30th July 2014

Keeping Chch Moving 30th July 2014

Thursday, 31 July 2014 12:26 a.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News   Wednesday 30 July

CTV News Wednesday 30 July

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 7:39 p.m. by MediaCTV

EQC whistleblower an outright crook - victim

EQC whistleblower 'an outright crook' - victim

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 4:19 p.m. by Media3News

Campbell Live has received over 400 pages of statements, emails, even affidavits, all suggesting Bryan Staples is no Robin Hood.

Quake zones not govt policy decision

Quake zones not govt policy decision

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 1:34 p.m. by MediaStuff

The creation of zones classifying earthquake-damaged land in Christchurch was not a government policy decision, a court had heard.

First chance to help shape red zone’s future

First chance to help shape red zone’s future

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 1:17 p.m. by GovtBeehive

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Chris Lynch speaks to Deon Swiggs

Chris Lynch speaks to Deon Swiggs

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 1:04 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch catches up with Deon Swiggs for the latest progress in Christchurch's rebuild.

Chris Lynch speaks to Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith

Chris Lynch speaks to Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 12:33 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch speaks to Dr Nick Smith about Christchurch's housing issues.

Building work worth $1.3b consented

Building work worth $1.3b consented

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 11:18 a.m. by MediaThePress

Home building consents perked up in June, rising 3.5 per cent from May, on a seasonally adjusted basis.

New product launches at trade-only event

New product launches at trade-only event

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 11:12 a.m. by MediaThePress

The three-day show, Canterbury buildnz designex, is being hosted in the Horncastle Arena, formerly CBS Arena, in Addington, Christchurch.

Inspiration from around the world

Inspiration from around the world

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 10:29 a.m. by MediaThePress

 Christchurch is not the only city rebuilding. Economic and social change, and environmental pressure, are forcing architects and planners around the world to re-imagine cities in bold and exciting ways.

Gail Kettle discusses IFV

Gail Kettle discusses IFV

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 10:24 a.m. by GovtEQC

Support from spouses softened impact of the earthquakes, university research shows

Support from spouses softened impact of the earthquakes, university research shows

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 9:10 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity

Support from partners, husbands, wives and spouses softened the impacts of depression following the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes, University of Canterbury research has found.

Opinions divided on blueprint success

Opinions divided on blueprint success

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

On July 30, 2012, city leaders, politicians and entrepreneurs gathered at the city's civic offices as brochures of the new-look Christchurch were handed out and colourful images were displayed on a large screen.

Engineer for EQC to face hearing

Engineer for EQC to face hearing

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A Napier engineer who was the Earthquake Commission's ultimate engineering authority after the Christchurch earthquakes will face a disciplinary hearing.

Dean Lynda Patterson Funeral

Dean Lynda Patterson Funeral

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 12:42 a.m. by MediaCTV Popular

Chch house building ahead of target

Chch house building 'ahead of target'

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 7:21 p.m. by Media3News

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says house building in Christchurch is exceeding the projected demand.

Redcliffs School stays in Sumner for now

Redcliffs School stays in Sumner for now

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 4:58 p.m. by MediaStuff

Redcliffs School is likely to remain in Sumner for another year as it waits to hear if its Main Road site is safe.

Quake waste dumping an emerging trend

Quake waste dumping an 'emerging trend'

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 4:21 p.m. by MediaStuff

A judge has denounced a post-quake trend of illegal waste dumping in the demolition industry and fined a contractor $33,000.

Red zone policy never explained

'Red zone policy never explained'

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 4:16 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Government has never explained why it did not use earthquake recovery legislation to develop Christchurch's residential red-zone policy, the Supreme Court has heard.

Red zone policy never explained, Outcasts tell court

Red zone policy never explained, Outcasts tell court

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 4:15 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Government has never explained why it did not use earthquake recovery legislation to develop Christchurch's residential red-zone policy, the Supreme Court has heard.

Triple celebration for Lyttelton Tunnel

Triple celebration for Lyttelton Tunnel

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 2:47 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Tim Grafton Insurance Council - flood/insurance affected residents

Tim Grafton Insurance Council - flood/insurance affected residents

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 2:31 p.m. by MediaCTV Featured Popular

Safety is front and centre for Christchurch rebuild

Safety is front and centre for Christchurch rebuild

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 2:01 p.m. by PRNews

New four-star hotel for Christchurch

New four-star hotel for Christchurch

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 1:25 p.m. by MediaThePress

A new $12.5 million hotel in central Christchurch will add 44 apartments to the city's post-earthquake accommodation mix.

Labour completely wrong on pace of recovery

Labour completely wrong on pace of recovery

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 12:56 p.m. by GovtBeehive

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Quake Outcasts want one size fits all offer

Quake Outcasts want 'one size fits all' offer

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 12:27 p.m. by MediaStuff

A "one size fits all approach" to red-zone buyout offers was needed to allow all earthquake-affected landowners to recover, a court has heard.

Dean of Christchurch, Reverend Lynda Patterson, farewelled today

Dean of Christchurch, Reverend Lynda Patterson, farewelled today

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 12:02 p.m. by Media3News

The late Dean of Christchurch will be farewelled today at Christchurch's transitional cathedral.

Video: Dean of Christchurch farewelled

Video: Dean of Christchurch farewelled

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 12:02 p.m. by Media3News

The late Dean of Christchurch will be farewelled today at Christchurch's transitional cathedral.